Quantic AKA Will Holland is a seasoned professional when it comes to bringing sunshine to the dancefloor with his South American-infused sounds. This June, we saw the release of Atlantic Oscillations, his first solo album since 2014’s Magnetica.  Since its release, the album has received warm praise, including prime time airplay on BBC 6 Music. …

The mighty NASS festival returns to Bath & West Showground next July – and they’ve just dropped some huge lineup announcements. On Friday, Chase & Status headline with their phenomenal RTRN II Jungle project, which sees the groundbreaking duo exploring their roots with some heavy 90s jungle ragers.  Last year, British rap pioneers The Streets …

Bristol Sounds is returning to Lloyds Amphitheatre in June 2020 for a five-night concert series, including an all-day event curated by The Levellers. A Crosstown Concerts venture, Bristol Sounds will be inviting some very special acts to Bristol’s largest and most picturesque city centre space as the sun sets over Bristol’s Harbourside each night. However, …

It’s hard to pinpoint exactly where Bru-C put himself on the map, a meteoric rise as an integral host of Cru-Cast, Skepsis’ inseparable sidekick and as his own stand-alone vocalist, Bru-C has carved himself into one of the most widely recognisable frontmen in the industry.  From battle-rap at 500-person-venues to some of the biggest stages …

After embarking on his musical journey at just 15, George Andrews AKA Yaksha has explored a wealth of world music influences. His sound is planted well within the roots of soundsystem music, with a spiritual, conscious message at its core. Born in London and growing up close to Bristol, he has taken the influences of …

The lights are low in Exchange and the crowd is chattering away. Swim Deep meanders their way towards the stage, as an almost ethereal sound rings around the room. When they reach it, vocalist Austin Williams only has one word for us – ‘hello’. Like seeing an old friend again, the room breaks into laughter, …

This Saturday, local DJ collective Don’t Test are set to take over Bristol’s dub hotspot Cosies, for their biggest lineup yet. Welcoming top drawer DJ and producers, featuring Louisiana-born dubstep producer Bukkha, local legend RSD for some bass heavy tremors, plus Noods DJ RI-J and Don’t Test’s very own dubstep connoisseur Reznik.   the crew …

Brought together in 2017 by lead singer and common denominator Danny Nedelko – the real-life subject of IDLES’ pro-immigrant anthem – Heavy Lungs are frontman Danny, drummer George Garratt, bassist James Minchall and guitarist Oliver Southgate. Although pretty much fresh from the womb as a foursome, after supporting their good friends on a completely sold …

Giant Swan are something of a Bristol institution. Robin Stewart and Harry Wright have spent years carving out a niche for themselves in the city, their name now synonymous with the aggressive, kinetic, and often improvised techno sets they create. They hold a disregard for the stoic norms techno often offers in favour of a …

Flick on Memory Streams, Portico Quartet’s freshly-released fifth studio album, and in moments you’ll be enveloped by its rhythm-tripping instrumental soundscape. At turns epic and immersive, uplifting and emotive, Portico Quartet’s new record is a weave of echoing keys, flurrying electronic loops and sonorous saxophone; growling bass and Jackson Pollock-esque drums. Magpieing influences from everything …